Shantanu Gupta

Shantanu Gupta

Shantanu is a social, political thinker. He has worked with a leading policy think tank, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), for policy research and advocacy on policy issues. Before that he worked for UNICEF’s in remote UP and with Naandi in other states. He is an MBA from XLRI and Masters in Governance from IDS, University of Sussex.

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This well researched book by Shantanu Gupta details about the governance failures in Uttar Pradesh in last 15 years in the area of education, health, business, roads, agriculture, law and order etc.

Akhilesh Government paying Minor attention to Minorities

Akhilesh Government paying Minor attention to Minorities

A closer look at the budgetary provisions and the policy decisions for fulfilling these commitments reveals that very little is being done. Out of 17 promises made in the manifestos for minorities, only 7.4% promises are being addressed in the four years of Akhilesh Yadav Government.

Voice of Talbehat: How a town council connected with its people

Voice of Talbehat: How a town council connected with its people

Bundelkhand region is known for its droughts, poverty and demand for a separate statehood. Governance and political structures are weak and not delivering at the grass-root level. Elected and selected representatives seem to make little effort to connect with people. However, an initiative called “Voice of Talbehat” in a local town council in one of the district in Bundelkhand, gives the hope that at least someone is trying to improve things.

Abysmal Civic Services by Noida authority

Abysmal Civic Services by Noida authority

The contradiction in the replies received by the Noida Authority and the responses from the people in the slums clearly depicts the failure of the authority in providing basic services

Noida Authority’s Rehabilitation Programme Only For A Few

Noida Authority’s Rehabilitation Programme Only For A Few

Noida Authority does not have a separate department for rehabilitation

Noida’s Progress: Unequal Development

Noida’s Progress: Unequal Development

Noida has witnessed rapid development and mushrooming of residential areas whereas on the other hand is the stagnant development and dilapidated condition of slums

Noida Authority Not Acting As A Civic Body

Noida Authority Not Acting As A Civic Body

Establishing a municipality in Noida is the need of the hour so that people have an authority to complain to for their problems

Noida: Just an Industrial Town?

Noida: Just an Industrial Town?

Noida is no longer just an industrial town but a modern city which envisages to become an independent city and not just a satellite town to Delhi

Noida Desperately Requires A Municipal Body

Noida Desperately Requires A Municipal Body

NOIDA which is an acronym for New Okhla Industrial Development Area was established under the Uttar Pradesh Industrial Development Act, 1976 to address the pressing need of finding new pastures of land for construction and development of new industries as land in Delhi was becoming increasingly scarce.